GLYNCO, Ga. (AP) – President Bush attacked opponents of an immigration deal Tuesday, suggesting they “don’t want to do what’s right for America.”
“The fundamental question is, will elected officials have the courage necessary to put a comprehensive immigration plan in place,” Bush said against a backdrop of a huge American flag.
He described his proposal—which has been agreed to by a bipartisan group of senators—as one that “makes it more likely we can enforce our border—and at the same time uphold the great immigrant tradition of the United States of America.”
No. The fundamental question is: why has our government for so long done such a poor job enforcing our borders? Followed by the second most fundamental question: why would anyone but an idiot or liar ignore that truly fundamental question? Followed by: why, after very similar promises to “enforce the border” have been made and broken over and over and over again, would anyone but an idiot/liar ever make such arguments again?
“Those determined to find fault with this bill will always be able to look at a narrow slice of it and find something they don’t like,” the president said. “If you want to kill the bill, if you don’t want to do what’s right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it.
“You can use it to frighten people,” Bush said. “Or you can show leadership and solve this problem once and for all.”
The bill would give temporary legal status to millions of unlawful immigrants, provided they came forward, paid a fine and underwent criminal background checks. To apply for a green card, they would have to pay another fine, learn English, return to their home country and wait in line.
I for one find the entire premise of the bill flawed, not some little details.
What good are new laws when existing laws go unenforced? What good are “requirements” that nobody but idiots or liars would say will actually be followed? Why would anyone but an idiot want to become a citizen when it affords no additional rights and only more responsibilities? And finally, how can a nation full of wealthy well-educated people improve itself by absorbing millions of the world’s poorest, least educated people?
Who doesn’t think the millions of irredentist losers this country has already absorbed are something to be frightened of? Who isn’t frightened at the prospect of absorbing millions more sure to come once they get the good news that we think we have no right to refuse them? What part of any of this makes any sense?
In the “America” I used to fantasize existed the president would have recognized that the “right thing” would be to fearlessly advocate for and protect the interests of his country and its lawful residents. He would denounce subversives who put their ethnicity above the law and eject them from government. He would confront rogues who offer sanctuary to invaders. He would root out and expel the invaders.
The “America” Bush represents is obviously totally different.
He’s right about one thing. The Senate plan will “solve this problem once and for all”. By obliterating any remnant of the old fantasy America. Then, maybe, he and his friends can finally admit out loud that their America doesn’t really have any borders. Or immigration laws. Or citizens. You see, our all-powerful overlords no longer need the antiquated notions of the nation-state. All they require are workers who will migrate and serve wherever the overlords require them.
America is dead. Welcome to Zamerica.